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Hida beni kabu (red turnip)

This turnip variety is cultivated mainly in Takayama City and surrounding areas. Its origin, former Nyukawa Town (now part of Takayama City), used to be called Hachigago, where round, reddish-purple turnips called Hachiga kabu were grown. In 1918, a red-colored mutant was discovered among Hachiga turnips, which later came to be called Hida beni kabu (red turnip of Hida). This soft and large turnip is mainly used for making pickles.
○ Main cultivation area
Takayama City (former Takayama City, former Nyukawa Town, former Kokufu Town, former Kamitakara Village), Hida City (former Furukawa Town)
○ Harvest period
October to early December
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Yoshima Farm
Kamigiri-machi, Takayama City

Address378 Kamigiri-machi, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-33-6216
Opening Hour8:00~18:00
HolidayIrregular holidays
Parking Capacity3 cars
Access Approx. 1 minute by car from Chubu-Jukan Expressway "Takayama IC"
Approx. 10 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station"
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Local pickles of natural color and taste nurtured with aged wooden casks.
Characterized by the richness and sourness provided through traditional methods using aged wooden casks, the taste changes in the process of maturity. We use no chemical seasoning, coloring agents or preservatives. Enjoy our traditional food culture with the red turnip pickles fermented by the methods from Edo Period or two centuries ago or before.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> Traditional red turnip pickles of long-term lactic fermentation nurtured by the Hida climate.

Sharey Nakanishi (Guest House)
Nyukawa-cho, Takayama City

Address48 Nyukawacho-Hikage, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-79-2121
Opening HourCheck in 15:00~/ Check out ~10:00
HolidayNo holidays
Parking Capacity30 cars
Access Approx. 30 minutes by car from Chubu-Jukan Expressway "Takayama IC"
Approx. 30 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station"
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The taste of mother's cooking in Hida Takayama enjoyed only by group guests between December and March
"Aka kabu kirizuke" is pickles of red turnip served only to a group of 10 or more guests. Its flavor from salt and vinegar fermentation has a delicate sourness, making it stand out among other pickles. It is prepared upon request. Please tell us that you would like to try red turnip pickles when making a reservation.
Service periodFrom early December to late March
Please call us to confirm and make a reservation.
Meals are offered only to those staying at our inn.
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<Messages from the Staff> We do out best to preserve the traditional taste of Hida from our former landlady.

Minshuku Mizunosou (Guest House)
Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama City

Address2008-3 Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-53-2707
Opening HourCheck in 15:00~/ Check out 10:00
HolidaySecond and Fourth Tuesdays (Open when guests are staying at the inn)
Parking Capacity37 cars
Access Approx. 15 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station" *Free transportation service available
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The taste of mother's cooking in Hida Takayama draws visitors from the world.
A "reasonable, delicious, kind and casual" guest-house inn in Hida Takayama. Our red turnip pickles are made from fresh local ingredients only without any artificial seasoning, except the salt seeping through the salt-pickled cucumber mixed with the turnip. Its light and pleasant taste endears those who do not care for pickles so much.
Service periodFrom early December to late March
Please call us to confirm and make a reservation.
Meals are offered only to those staying at our inn.
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<Messages from the Staff> Less and less people are making it and eating it at home, but we're preserving the traditional taste. Come and try our food.